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Boston Scientific will have to pay $25 million in compensation and $75 million in punitive damages after a jury found in a plaintiff's favor for negligence and fraud claims, among others, over the medical device company's transvaginal mesh products. (Credit: AP)

Boston Scientific Hit With Record $100M Verdict In Mesh Case

A Delaware jury awarded $100 million to a woman who sued Boston Scientific Corp. over injuries from the company's pelvic mesh on Thursday in the biggest win yet over the medical implant that has elicited thousands of injury lawsuits.

  • Ex-Speaker Hastert Charged Over $1M Hush Money Scheme

    Former House Speaker and Dickstein Shaprio LLP lobbyist John Dennis Hastert has been charged with withdrawing nearly $1 million in hush money in sub-$10,000 chunks to avoid his bank reporting the withdrawals, and then lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors announced Thursday.

  • 50 Cent Sex Tape Trial Back On After Ch. 11 Filing Detour

    A New York federal judge Thursday ruled that 50 Cent must face a trial in state court over his online posting of a sex tape featuring the mother of rival emcee Rick Ross’ child, dashing the rapper’s bid to remove the lawsuit with a last-minute bankruptcy filing.

  • Ex-NY Senate Leader Skelos, Son Indicted In Corruption Case

    A New York federal grand jury on Thursday slapped state Sen. Dean Skelos, a former Republican majority leader, and his son with a six-count indictment, including a new allegation that the younger Skelos made more than $100,000 from a medical malpractice insurer through a no-show job.

  • Chancery Puts Alpha On Hook For Ex-Massey CEO's Atty Fees

    Massey Energy Co.'s parent will have to pay former CEO Don Blankenship's legal expenses as he fights criminal charges over a deadly 2010 mine explosion, now that a Delaware Chancery judge ruled Thursday that an “unusual” undertaking pact does not allow for termination of the executive’s legal cover.

  • Woman Pleads Guilty To DLA Piper Atty Murder

    Jamyra Gallmon, accused of stabbing DLA Piper associate David Messerschmitt to death in a robbery gone wrong, pled guilty to murder Thursday in Washington, D.C., court, after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

  • Latham Guides Chipmaker Avago To $37B Broadcom Deal

    Chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd. said Thursday it will spend $37 billion to acquire rival Broadcom Corp. in a deal guided by Latham & Watkins LLP that the firm said is the largest semiconductor transaction in history.